I am currently working on a new seventeenth century suit.
I am making it in good black broadcloth, which is sufficiently felted to let me leave the slashes raw and unlined.
I am decorating the doublet with black velvet and gold/silver braid. All the braid has to sewn on by hand.
I have just finished laying the velvet on the tabs and putting their braid on. I have also just found I managed to put the velvet and braid on the wrong side of two of them and will have to unpick and do it again...
It currently looks like this (with one half of the tabs displayed)
Until next time